A Tale of Talents

A Tale of Talents

Weekly Bulletin

The season of Great Lent: sets itself apart, inviting us to navigate the path of the Via Dolorosa, where each step echoes the footprints of our Savior. Lent unfolds to us as a sacred narrative, drawing our hearts closer to the profound mystery of Christ’s passion, death, and resurrection. More than a mere liturgical obligation let us make a pilgrimage, a sacred sojourn that beckons us to journey intentionally to the paschal mysteries of Christ.
Let us recall the timeless wisdom of St. John Chrysostom, who said, “The true fast is the fast of the heart.”. Wish you all a blessed Lent

“The true fast is the fast of the heart”

February 14 | Wednesday 

  • 07:30 pm: Holy Qurbana, Novena to St. Joseph

February 16 | Friday

  • 07:00 pm: Silent Adoration | Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)
  • 07:30 pm: Holy Qurbana
  • 08:10pm: Way of the Cross (led by St. Mary’s Family Unit)

February 17 | Saturday

  • 10:00 am: Holy Qurbana, Novena to Mother Mary of Perpetual Help.
  • 05:30 pm: St. Thomas Family Unit Meeting.

February 18 | Sunday | Second Sunday of Lent

  • 09:45 am: CCD Classes
  • 10:45 am: Holy Qurbana (Malayalam)
  • 11:45 am: Parish General Body Meeting
  • Qurbana Readings:
    1. Gen 13:1-13 One who gives up wealth and trusts in God.
    2. Sir 31:1-11 Use of wealth.
    3. 1 Tim 6:3-10 Greed is the root sin.
    4. Lk 19:1-10 Repentance of Zacchaeus.

St. Chavara Mission Bakersfield: No Holy Qurbana

Let us remember:

  • On Fridays of the Lent: Silent Adoration from 07:00 – 07.30 pm.
  • February 16: Friday, Way of the Cross (St. Mary’s Family Unit)
  • February 17: St. Thomas Family Unit Meeting.
  • February 18: Parish General Body Meeting.
  • February 23: 08:30 pm, Combined meeting of Parish Council & Central Committee. (2024).
  • February 23: Friday, Way of the Cross (Mariam Thresia Family Unit).
  • Annual Lenten Retreat, March 8-10, Youth Retreat March 22-24.
  • Intercessory Prayers and adoration every Sunday in Chapel (9.45-10.40 am)
  • Youth Adoration: Every first Friday of the Month at 8.15 PM (chapel)
  • LFML & Angels Army meeting every 4th Sunday of the Month
  • Reading circle every Sunday at 12 Noon
  • Malayalam Class every Sunday – Online
  • Online talk on Eucharist every first Saturday of the Month (diocesan initiative).
  1. Message of Lent 2024 Pope Francis: Lent is a time of conversion and freedom.
  2. Message of His Holiness Pope Francis XXXII World Day of the Sick

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